Residents are experiencing problems with pavements and paths being blocked by abandoned e-bikes and scooters. These are particularly hazardous for the elderly, infirm, wheelchair users and parents with prams.
This is what Dr Farrelly from the Wapping Group Practice had to say:
“Dr Farrelly senior partner at Wapping Group Practice recognises that the hire bicycles that are abandoned on Wapping streets pose a hazard to our patients. Especially, to our elderly and vulnerable groups, wheelchair users and parents with prams or young children, who are forced into the road to avoid them. I am equally concerned for any visually impaired patients for whom these unexpected obstacles create a major road safety issue.”
If you witness an e-bike or e-scooter blocking a pavement then please report to:
Your report should include:
- Bike/scooter hire company name.
- Bike/scooter identification if available.
- A precise location. Example ‘Corner of Wapping High Street and Knighten Street’ or ‘Outside 144 Wapping High Street.’
- A description of the obstruction or hazard it is causing.
Please share with friends, family and local residents.
St Katharine and Wapping Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel (a non-political Group of Volunteers, working with the Police, Local Authority and Residents to make the Ward a Safer Place in which to live and work)
St Katharine & Wapping Safer Neighbourhood Panel website: www.skw-wardpanel.org